Joined by members of the Sierra Club and other environmental advocates at the historic 300-acre Farnsley-Moremen House, Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer unveiled his comprehensive energy plan this morning.
The Democratic primary frontrunner also received an endorsement from Kentucky Public Service Commission chairman and former Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong, who served in the position before city and county governments merged in 2003.
Welcome to Riverside, one of Jefferson County’s premier public spaces and a jewel in the crown of the parks system … While I’m delighted to be back at Riverside, as this was one of my legacy projects in public service, I’m here today because I am in a unique position, as Jefferson County Judge Executive for nine years and mayor of Louisville for four years prior to merger, to know who can best lead Louisville Metro as mayor.
And, as one of the most active leaders of the merger campaign, I clearly see that the promise of merger has not yet been fulfilled. Our community needs Greg Fischer as our mayor because he knows the importance of making good on the promise of merger.
I’ve known Greg Fischer for over 20 years. He has integrity, a clear vision for our future, a passion for Louisville and its people, and is a conscientious worker.
He has experience creating jobs, believes in open, honest and accessible government, and understands the importance of safe neighborhoods in which everyone can live, work and play. He will represent all the citizens of Jefferson County — from the East End to the West End, from downtown to the South End, and from the southeast to the southwest.
It’s why I’m honored to endorse Greg Fischer for mayor and to vote for him on May 18th. I ask that you do so, too.
Before merger, Armstrong was the only man to serve as mayor of Louisville besides Jerry Abramson since 1985. During his single term (1999-2003), he had several signature successes as mayor, most notably the revitalization of downtown Louisville, expansion of the medical district and the creation of Extreme Park.
Still immensely popular in the community, Armstrong giving the nod to Fischer is unquestionably one of the biggest endorsements from a public official in the race thus far.